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Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.

Makes

6 servings

Mmm…bananas Foster for breakfast! This yummy baked French toast serves up all the taste of the spectacular dessert in fine fashion. —Laurence Nasson, Hingham Massachusetts
Bananas Foster Baked French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 3 large bananas, sliced
  • 12 slices egg bread or challah (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, until melted, 30-45 seconds. Stir in brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, allspice and, if desired, pecans. Add bananas; toss gently to coat.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Arrange bread over top, trimming to fit as necessary.
  3. Place remaining ingredients in a blender; process just until blended. Pour over bread. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove French toast from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes. Invert to serve.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 658 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 218mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein.

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